• Astronomers have detected mysterious repeating radio bursts coming from another galaxy - only the second such signal ever found

    6 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    X-ray: NASA/CXC/Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison/S.Heinz et al; Optical: DSS
    The CHIME radio telescope in British Columbia, Canada detected bursts of signals from FRB 121102, a fast radio burst that first appeared in 2012.
    It's the second time that signals of this magnitude from a FRB have been recorded, since they're usually very sporadic and last only milliseconds.
    Further studies lead astronomers to believe that this FRB came from a neutron star that's close to a black hole or large nebula.
    Fast radio bursts are one of our Universe's most confounding mysteries - but astronomers may have just...
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